Chamber president announces departure for new opportunity

Anthony GonzalezStaff Writer

January 29, 2013

Laurette Leagon has been the famimilar face of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce for over 6 years. However, Leagon is stepping down as its president on Feb. 25.

“This e-mail serves to inform you I have resigned my position as President/CEO of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce,” Leagon stated to the board. “It has been an honor to serve this Chamber for the last six and a half years.”

In an interview with The Tribune, Leagon disclosed that she will begin her new position as President/CEO of the Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce.

“Opportunities in a chamber are few and far between,” said a smiling Leagon.

When asked about the next phase for the board, Leagon disclosed that the chamber will be having a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the next steps.

“I’m going to miss Elkin,” said Leagon.